Pandurang Sakpal, the Sena leader, said another twenty such cycles will be distributed in the next few days.
Before ordering the e-cycles, a meeting was held with the Dabbawalas to understand their needs, and the cycle-maker was instructed to install carriers so that at least 40 tiffins can be loaded on them, Sakpal said.
At present the Dabbawalas use local trains and bicycles to deliver tiffins, mainly in offices. However, with the advancing age, the task becomes arduous for many of them, said spokesperson of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association Subhash Talekar, adding that e-cycles would make the job more convenient.
One issue the Dabbawalas may face while using e-cycles is parking, he said, adding that feedback will be collected from those who will be using these e-cycles.
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